For nearly 400 years the village of Oberammergau has transformed every decade for the Passion Play performance. Gate 1 Travel will operate land tours & river cruises to this unique destination to experience the Passion Play 2020 and explore Oberammergau and the surrounding areas.
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2 Berlin, 1 Dresden, 1 Nuremberg, 2 Munich, 1 Oberammergau region
11 Day Oberammergau with Danube River Cruise
7 River Cruise, 2 Oberammergau Region
11 Day Oberammergau with Crown of Central Europe
2 Prague, 2 Munich, 1 Oberammergau region, 2 Vienna, 2 Budapest
11 Day Oberammergau with Germany, Switzerland & Austria
1 Mainz, 1 Heidelberg, 2 Lucerne, 2 Oberammergau region, 1 Salzburg, 2 Munich
14 Day Oberammergau with Northern Italy, Switzerland & Austria
2 Lake Como, 2 Lucerne, 2 Oberammergau region, 1 Salzburg, 2 Vienna, 2 Venice Mestre, 1 Milan
- All itineraries will include a minimum of 1 night in Oberammergau
- Guaranteed Category 1 ticket (orange in chart below) to the Passion Play performance
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- English speaking tour manager throughout
- Breakfast included daily
In addition to the itineraries listed above Gate 1 Travel will also operate customized group tours for groups of 15 or more. Please contact our groups department here or at 800-682-3333, Option 4.
Passion Play 2020
In the year 2020, Gate 1 Travel will receive a limited number of seats for the famous, once in a decade, Passion Play that takes place in Oberammergau, Germany. Gate 1 Travel has been taking travelers to Oberammergau since 1984 and from our experience, we understand that the demand for seats will be high and the space limited. Gate 1 Travel will operate land tours, river cruises and fly & drive packages that will include the historical Bavarian town of Oberammagau and a truly unique chance to experience Passion Play 2020. The time to reserve your spot for this exciting opportunity is now!
In a small town in the Bavarian Alps a play has been performed for almost 400 years to visitors and locals alike. This performance takes place once a decade in Oberammagau, Germany and is performed strictly only by citizens of the small town. Actors, a choir and an orchestra help portray the historical and accurate story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first play was performed in 1634 after an oath was made between the townspeople and God to end the suffering and death of the plague in their town in exchange for the play being performed. It is said that the plague did not kill one more soul after the deal was struck and the play has continued ever since.
The Passion Play Theater has come a long way since 1634, where it was first performed on a cemetery next to the parish church, with only a small wooden construction. In 1830, the play was moved to its current location, in the northern edge of the village, where it housed around 4,500 spectators. The theater was renovated again in 1890 when the stage and seats were put under a roof. In 1930, during its 29th installment an open air stage was constructed and extended. This shape has seen little change since then and is where the play takes place to this day! The theater seats around 4,500 people with comfortable seats on an incline, so that everyone gets a great view.